Viroqua Food Cooperative strives to be an active partner in our community. We recognize that practicing good business citizenship supports the mission of our Co-op and raises the overall level of social and economic well being in our community, strengthens ties within the community and provides alternative food buying options for Viroqua.
Outside of the 1% Wednesday program (see below), we do give small amounts to local organizations and events involved in promoting holistic health, improving the environment, focusing on food and nutrition issues, and addressing social concerns.
To request a donation, fill out our Community Donations request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in the front office at the Co-op.
Viroqua Food Cooperative practices good business community citizenship in the following ways:
Participation in community events related to our mission.
Support of local and regional initiatives focused on environmentally responsible practices.
Business practices that are economically and environmentally sustainable.
Community education on issues related to our mission through community education classes, classroom presentations, seminars and through our newsletter.
Postings of notices of public interest inside and outside the store.
One Percent Wednesdays
On the second Wednesday of every month we donate 1% of the store’s gross sales to one of the top non-profit organizations selected by the Co-op membership. We also place donation jars at each cash register to accept donations from shoppers throughout the month for that same organization. We contact these organizations so they can encourage their members to shop on 1% Wednesday, thus increasing the amount the Co-op donates. The advantage of this system is that it is directed by you, the membership.
One Percent Wednesday 2012-2013
Thank you, Co-op owners, for participating in the one percent Wednesday donations program by turning in your donations ballot. Your vote counted! The following is the schedule for 2012-2013
Charlene Elderkin, Marketing & Membership